- ŠKODARapid SPORT to show off the possibilities inherent in the Rapid
- A dynamic, sporty compact power package
- 32nd edition of the legendary Volkswagen meeting to take place May 8-12, 2013
At this year’s GTI Meeting at Wörthersee, the ŠKODA Rapid SPORT concept car will celebrate its world premiere. With the especially sporty version of its compact sedan ŠKODA Rapid, the Czech car manufacturer will once again demonstrate the versatility of its model range. The 32nd edition of the legendary Volkswagen tuning event will take place from May 8 to May 12, 2013.
Every year, the long Ascension Day weekend sees up to 200,000 tuning fans meeting in the Austrian town of Reifnitz for the Volkswagen event. This year, ŠKODA will present them with ŠKODA Rapid SPORT as a highlight a particularly sporty study of its compact sedan ŠKODA Rapid.
“The GTI Meeting is a Mecca for all tuning and motorsports fans,” says ŠKODA’s chairman of the board, Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “With the ŠKODA Rapid SPORT, we will put a decidedly dynamic and emotive version of our new compact sedan Rapid on display for the first time.”
“This way, we once again demonstrate the competence of our team with regard to sporty vehicles and motorsports,” adds Werner Eichhorn, ŠKODA board member for sales and marketing.
The ŠKODA Rapid SPORT will show off the power of the Skoda design as well as the Rapid’s inherent possibilities. The result is a vehicle full of excitement and sportiness. The vehicle is painted in ‘Corrida Red’ and ‘Steel Gray’ metallic colors. The sporty car sits on massive 19” alloy wheels. The front of the vehicle impresses with spoilers and a powerful air intake in the skirt. Generously dimensioned fenders and massive rocker panels underscore the appearance of the vehicle.
Other sporty accents are the rear with a voluminous bumper and two integrated tailpipes. The rear lights in the ‘C’-shaped design typical for the brand show a contrasting color. A carbon frame completes the bottom section. The sporty layout continues in the interior of the car, for example with a sport-type steering wheel, Recaro seats and illuminated door sills.
Since the autumn of 2012, the ŠKODA Rapid has been sold in the European markets as the ŠKODA’s seventh model line. The compact sedan complements the company’s model range between the ŠKODA Fabia and the new ŠKODA Octavia. With compact dimensions (4.48 metres long, 1.70 metres wide), the vehicle convinces through outstanding spaciousness and room for five passengers and their luggage. They are supplemented by numerous ‘simply clever’ solutions, an excellent price/value ratio and an extensive safety package. Equally attractive is the timeless design. Since its market launch, the Rapid has won numerous awards. The vehicle received the best possible rating of five stars in the Euro-NCAP crash test.